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Bargain hunters out in force early but number of in-store shoppers falls

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 02:41 PM


Shoppers on Oxford Street in London (Isabel Infantes/PA) Springboard said a decline in footfall on Boxing Day on three consecutive years indicates the lessening in importance of Boxing Day as a trading day. Footfall up to midday is 10% lower than on ...

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2018/12/...

Boxing Day sales: Footfall in London's West End up 15% on last year as bargain hunters descend on shops

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 02:41 PM


Oxford Street and Regent Street, said shops are experiencing a £50 million spend today. She said: "In London's West End we have seen a Boxing Day bounce, with footfall up 15% this morning. "International tourists are out in force driven by the weaker ...

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/boxing-day-sale...

‘Slums of the future’? Fears swirl around turning UK offices into homes

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 01:20 PM


Paciencia Obama Bindang has struggled to feel at home in her first London apartment. Arriving in the UK capital from Spain in search of ... each a third of the size of a typical Travelodge hotel room. Ms Obama Bindang said she hoped soon to move her ...

https://www.ft.com/content/48fbe55c-ffb2-11e8-ac00-5...

UK Bargain Hunters Out In Force Early For Boxing Day Sales

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 12:07 PM


while more than half a million people are expected to descend on central London. Jace Tyrrell, chief executive at New West End Co, representing businesses in Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, said: "Over half a million visitors expected in the ...

http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/AN_154582324845...

Boxing Day bargain hunters out in force early for sales as half a million shoppers expected in central London

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 11:02 AM


Half a million people are expected to descend on central London as stores swap their festive windows ... representing businesses in Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, said: "Over half a million visitors expected in the West End today with ...

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/shopping/boxing...

eL Seed brings his brand of contemporary calligraphy to London for first UK show

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 11:01 AM


The French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed will unveil new works, and his latest twist on depicting Arabic script, in his first UK solo show due to launch at Lazinc Gallery in Mayfair next month (Tabula Rasa, 25 January-9 March). Paris-born, Dubai-based eL ...

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/el-seed-brings-...

Vodafone opens new Oxford Street ‘Hub’ designed to offer experiences ‘beyond traditional retail’

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 10:36 AM


Vodafone UK has opened a new three storey store on Oxford Street in London that claims to go “beyond the traditional retail environment”. The new store is designed to create an experience for users and is offers everything from experiential zones and ...

https://internetretailing.net/themes/themes/vodafone...

Boxing Day Guided Walk: Finding Fitzrovia

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 09:41 AM


Meet the stellar cast of characters who have lived, worked and guzzled down pints in the streets between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, aka Fitzrovia on this Boxing Day guided walk. Get to know Charles Dickens, Bob Dylan, Virginia Woolf and Marie ...

https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/boxing-d...

Arsenal target Fernando Calero in London ahead of possible January move exciting fans

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 09:19 AM


And last night shared a snap of himself in the capital, staying at the H10 Waterloo hotel on Southbank. Centre-back Calero played in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao and hopped on a plane to England shortly ... Calero is in London with fans hoping ...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/8053736/arse...

Raise a glass to the UK economy this Boxing Day, says TIM NEWARK

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 07:48 AM


Sure, the value of the pound fell but that was largely because the Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney ... For the first time in decades I sat outside restaurants sipping chilled white wine as though I were living in the South of France.

https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/106...

Superbreak launches huge sale on UK hotel stays and theatre breaks for 2019

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 07:30 AM


There are also a series of offers on days out at SEA Life centres across the UK, with breaks from £54pp which includes 10% off entry to the attraction and an overnight stay at a nearby hotel. There are currently deals going on the attractions in ...

https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/uk-ireland/superbrea...

Regeneration and Crossrail driving West London property market

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 05:21 AM


Thanks to the strength of its financial and creative industries, property prices in the UK capital aren’t just stable – they continue to climb at an enviable rate With a stunning riverside location, parks, restaurants, shops and cafes, West London is ...

https://www.europeanceo.com/home/featured/regenerati...

Cold turkey! Festive swimmers strip off and bare all as they brave freezing waters for Christmas Day plunge across UK and around the world

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 02:43 AM


Meanwhile in London, Swimmers took to the icy waters of the Serpentine ... In Co Dublin, an annual swim to raise funds for the RNLI has been held by Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club for the past 42 years. Ian Sargent, 74, who has been raising cash throughout ...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6528637/Fes...

New data shows worst places in the UK for pickpocketing

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 02:25 AM


London is the worst area in the country as the Metropolitan ... undercover police officer swoops on a gang of pickpockets as they try to swipe a purse on Oxford Street. The three Bulgarian women surround their victim as they attempt to dip their hands ...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6487863/New...

McDonald’s criticised for not paying UK staff extra on Christmas Day

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Wed 26th Dec 2018 02:20 AM


A spokesman said: “Very few of our restaurants ... north London; Small Heath, Birmingham; and Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Matthew Bolton, executive director of Citizens UK, which campaigns for ...

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/mcdonalds-...

What on earth is happening to the Martin's Bank Building?

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:48 PM


It's one of the city centre's most beautiful buildings and was ... Martins was the only national UK bank to have its head office outside London. The group traces its history back to Tudor-era financier Thomas Gresham. In 1918 it was taken over by the ...

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/what-e...

The sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey span decades. Here’s what we know.

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:42 PM


According to Variety in 2017, Scotland Yard began an investigation into a claim that a man who is believed to be Spacey assaulted a 23-year-old bartender in London in 2008. “On 1 November, City of London ... the unexplainable heart of the universe.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/11/3/16602628/kevin...

Labour owes it to its supporters to become the party of remain

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:40 PM


multicultural in the most bloodless, instrumental way (migrants are net contributors to the economy) and in hock to the interests of business and finance (what about the City of London?).

https://dailytimes.com.pk/337327/labour-owes-it-to-i...

Fabulous’s awards for the biggest stars and greatest moments of 2018 – from fashion to footie and films

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:18 PM


Sarah and Kim had a nasty online spat this year We envied their on-screen friendship in Sex And The City but Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim ... Channing Tatum’s apprentices at Magic Mike Live in London we have to say, the real deal is better.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/8057388/fabulous-m...

Gigs and albums of the year

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:05 PM


cue Sad Boys Club, a vivaciously eccentric quintent from London who with every performance effortlessly ... on early adult life through the concept of an idealised picket fence America. The Japanese-American musician’s follow-up, Be The Cowboy (Dead ...

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/whats-on/musi...

Brazilian man living in Portadown area due in court on Boxing Day over £200k cocaine haul

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:04 PM


A Portadown man will appear in court tomorrow over drugs worth more than £200,000 that were seized at Belfast City Airport. Valdire Medeiros Da ... was stopped arriving on a flight from Brazil via London Heathrow on Sunday December 23.

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crime/brazilian-ma...

In full: Text of the Queen’s Christmas broadcast in which she refers to faith, family and conflict

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:04 PM


Queen Elizabeth II attends the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham ... “In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just eight countries to the first such meeting in ...

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/in-full-text-of-th...

Read the Queen’s Speech 2018 in full

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:02 PM


Queen Elizabeth II after she recorded her annual ... “In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just eight countries to the first such meeting in 1948.

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/the-queens-speech-2018-i...

Former Apprentice contestant left almost blind in one eye after brutal mugging on a night out

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 09:02 PM


The 25-year-old was beaten and punched in the face after a thief tried to snatch her phone near London’s Charing Cross station. Graphic photos were taken in the hospital just minutes after the ...

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/apprentice-elle-stevenso...

The Best Boxer Briefs And Trunks In 2018

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 08:59 PM


Derek Rose sits atop London’s pyjama set, but the Marylebone-based label also knows how to make a mean pair of boxer briefs. The Japanese Pima cotton used is noteworthy, but what truly sets it above the rest is the intricate patterns, from pale blue ...

https://www.fashionbeans.com/article/best-boxer-brie...

It’s a carnivore’s Christmas at London’s annual meat auction

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 08:45 PM


“It’s fantastic and the kids really like it,” said the London resident, who had not hurt his cause by hoisting his daughter on his shoulders, armed with a 20-pound note, to grab the eye of one of the roving butchers. James, a 37-year-old Brixton chef ...

https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-britain-m...

Former Apprentice star Elle Stevenson almost blinded in one eye after being mugged on night out

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 08:12 PM


Elle – who appeared in series 11 of the show three years ago – was attacked near Charing Cross station after a night out with a pal in central London. But she claims police will not be following up on the mugging because they don’t have the resources ...

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/former-appr...

Terror drones: A matter of time

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 07:48 PM


UAVs will be used by terrorists As head of Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command between 2011 and 2016, I looked in some depth at the threat posed by drones during the London 2012 Olympic Games. It was clear to us then that it was one of the ...

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2018/columnists/terror-...

Review of 2018 - January & February: Carillion collapse, Symphony Hall revamp and council tax backtrack

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 07:45 PM


The venue appointed Glasgow-based Page\Park Architects to spearhead the redesign which will open the building out onto Centenary Square ... in London, are part of a group of designers and engineers to lead construction of the new stations in the city ...

https://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/business-n...

Boris Johnson is spotted on bike in London without lights or a helmet

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 07:43 PM


When he was Mayor of London, Johnson's commute from his home in Islington to City Hall was a little over three miles each ... systems (one can be a back pedal-operated rear brake). The Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989 (amended several times ...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6528983/Bor...

Christmas TV 2018: What to watch on BBC, ITV and Netflix

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 07:30 PM


James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult ... Miriam Margoyles joins the regular cast for the Christmas special as Sister Mildred, a nun who arrives at the Nonnatus House with four Chinese refugees. Chaos and joy ensue. The new series is yet to be commissioned ...

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/chr...

Painting or photograph? Check out the stunning work of self-taught Derby artist

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 07:30 PM


And his latest painting owes much to the fact that he has now been taken on by the Mayfair gallery ... and his work in a side street setting in a place like Venice Beach." The painting has recently been shipped off to London to go on display for a month ...

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/pai...

3 city breaks we're already planning to go on in the new year

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 07:12 PM


I'd consider myself a fairly seasoned London traveller and to be honest, there's always new gems to check out. This is a city that I've always wanted to visit, but just haven't gotten around to yet. Everyone who visits the Netherlands’ capital talks ...

https://www.her.ie/travel/3-city-breaks-really-want-...

Queen jokes in Christmas Day message that family kept her 'well occupied' in 2018

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 06:52 PM


Footage of Harry and Meghan's glittering wedding was featured in the broadcast alongside Eugenie and Jack's nuptials, and also the moments when the couples kissed on the steps of St ... Queen hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London ...

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news...

‘They just don’t care’: Ex Apprentice contestant, 25, slams police for 'closing case' on phone mugger who brutally assaulted her leaving her afraid to go outside ...

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 06:34 PM


A former Apprentice contestant has been left with broken cheekbones and may have lost most of the sight in one eye after being violently beaten in the street in London by two men ... terrifying assault near Charing Cross station, which came at the end ...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6528497/For...

Two killed and two hurt in St. James Parish shooting

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 06:29 PM


Deputies say around 11:29 p.m. on Monday, St. James Parish deputies and officers from the Lutcher and Gramercy police departments responded to a call regarding a shooting near 2176 Main Street in Lutcher, Louisiana. Deputies and officers said four people ...

https://www.wdsu.com/article/breaking-two-killed-two...

‘Aquaman’ Swims Past $500M Mark Worldwide

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 06:23 PM


Pictures has announced that the latest DC Extended Universe installment is expected to hit the $500M mark by Christmas ... four continents, from London to New York City to Manila, Australia ...

https://theslanted.com/2018/12/31696/aquaman-worldwi...

City Receives 2 Federal Roadway Grants Worth More Than $1.2M

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 06:12 PM


the first of which is a $996,000 plan to upgrade guardrails and "end" treatments at 28 locations throughout the city. The second is a $250,000 plan to improve two intersections - West Fifth Street and Military West along with Hastings and London drives ...

https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/City-Rec...

Meghan and Kate in tender show of affection following weeks of rumours about a royal rift

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:57 PM


London's cheapest house is the size of ... while Meghan and her growing bump were cloaked head to toe in Victoria Beckham. The Queen drove to the church in her limousine with her son the Duke ...

https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/25/meghan-kate-tender-sh...

Gal Gadot thanks fans as filming of 'Wonder Woman' sequel wraps up

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:54 PM


An Israeli technology company says its anti-drone system is drawing major interest after rogue unmanned aircraft sowed chaos at London’s ... of the Arab Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm, has been killed by gunfire in the northern West Bank.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/gal-gad...

How 2018 changed for Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:48 PM


Their four-day tour saw the Duke and Duchess meet with the Crown Prince and ... born inside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London, where Kate had her three royal children. Arthur is the first child for Pippa and James, and is Kate's first nephew.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/celebrity/ho...

BBC’s remake of Watership Down flops after 700,000 viewers switch off as viewers complain about ‘horrific’ animation

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:45 PM


IT won’t be a merry Christmas Day for the Websters on Coronation Street. As Sally languishes ... up-and-coming stars from the city’s music world who are putting everything into becoming famous. A source said: “The London grime scene has given us ...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/8051395/bbc-wa...

Greenpeace and Amnesty accuse Indian government of 'smear campaign'

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:41 PM


The London-based ... Its bank accounts were frozen after the ED raid and a judge has permitted access only to funds donated by members since 26 October. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Amnesty International’s office in the southern city of Bengaluru was ...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/25/greenp...

Kate and Meghan appear best of friends as royals attend Christmas Day service

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:30 PM


Crowds gather as they await the arrival of the royals (Joe Giddens/PA) But as they walked with the rest of the family the short distance from the Queen’s Sandringham home to St Mary Magdalene ... Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn and the ...

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/national/17319580.k...

Broncos head into possible last game at Coliseum

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:26 PM


Temporary digs as incongruent as AT&T Park, the home of baseball's San Francisco Giants, and as distant as London or Mexico City have been floated as possible ... We'll always have McManus, drilling a 55-yard field goal at the Coliseum, just before the ...

http://www.timescall.com/ci_32348265/broncos-head-in...

Londoners ring in Christmas with hunks of meat

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:25 PM


Butchers auction off cuts of meat during the traditional pre-Christmas meat auction at Smithfield market in the city of London on December 24 ... of others on Monday outside the hangar-like building designed by Victorian architect Horace Jones in the ...

https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/12/25/londo...

'The Favourite' corset dresses go on display at Kensington Palace

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:21 PM


London: A selection of costumes worn by the cast of period film "The Favourite" went on display at London's Kensington Palace on Friday, in the same rooms where the royal characters the movie is based on once walked. Olivia Colman, soon to be seen in hit ...

http://www.gdnonline.com/details/466291

Delhi Metro Celebrated 16 years of operation on Monday

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:14 PM


and is expected to even overshadow the London Underground. During its construction in three phases, the metro has spread its network across 317 km of the city and its suburbs. By the time the Phase-III winds up next year, it will have expanded to 349 km ...

https://www.metrorailnews.in/delhi-metro-celebrated-...

Inside Tamara Ecclestone's LA Christmas: Star spoils daughter Sophia as she celebrates with family

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 05:01 PM


Jay and Tamara then let Sophia stay up late to watch Miracle of 34th Street, with the tot donning ... I also have a home in Chelsea and come to London about every three months. 'We have seven dogs, including a St Bernard called Beethoven who’s as big ...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-652877...

Housing market stagnates

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 04:58 PM


The highest house prices in the country in October were found in London's Kensington and Chelsea, where properties sold for an average of £1.24 million – 15 times the cost of a home in Burnley, where the average property cost just £83,500.

https://www.warwickcourier.co.uk/news/housing-market...

Housing market stagnates

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 04:42 PM


The highest house prices in the country in October were found in London's Kensington and Chelsea, where properties sold for an average of £1.24 million – 15 times the cost of a home in Burnley, where the average property cost just £83,500.

https://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/news/housing-...

New Year’s firework displays near me: which cities are having shows and are they free?

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 04:27 PM


The Mayor of London‘s New Year’s Eve fireworks event ... there’s another display at Haymarket at 6pm, as part of an event involving street theatre beginning at 5.30pm. It’s also free.

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/travel/new-years...

Queen in full Christmas spirit during annual speech

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 04:26 PM


The Queen hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April and she noted ... ended with the carol Once In Royal David's City. This field is required. That doesn't look ...

https://stv.tv/news/scotland/1434063-queen-in-full-c...

How engineers moved a Gothic church eight miles in the 1930s

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 04:12 PM


St Andrew's Church was built in the late 1840s in London's West End. The church, with its tall spire, was one of the most fashionable in the city, located only a short distance from Fitzrovia and Oxford Street. The church was designed by renowned ...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6213667/How...

The Queen's Christmas speech shows off family snaps as monarch jokes about grandchildren keeping her 'well occupied' this year

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:50 PM


Footage of Harry and Meghan's glittering wedding was featured in the broadcast alongside Eugenie and Jack's nuptials, and also the moments when the couples kissed on the steps of St ... Queen hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London ...

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/queens-christmas-...

Japanese jeweller Tasaki opens London flagship

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:47 PM


Those familiar with London’s Mayfair will have noticed that New Bond Street has had a facelift of late, perhaps in anticipation of Cartier and Chopard’s revamped flagships, and the arrival of newcomer Tasaki. The luxury Japanese jeweller will open its ...

https://howtospendit.ft.com/watches-jewellery/205135...

Queen's Christmas Day speech 2018: How to watch Queen's speech AGAIN if you missed it

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:38 PM


The Queen's speech was broadcast at 3pm this afternoon on BBC ... "In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just eight countries to the first such meeting in 1948. Now the Commonwealth includes 53 countries with ...

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1063663/queens-...

Kate and Meghan appear best of friends as royals attend Christmas Day service

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:37 PM


There have been allegations of a dispute over who reprimands staff, tensions during Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting and claims that Harry and Meghan’s move from London to Frogmore ... limousine with the Duke of York.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/national/17319580.k...

Queen quips in Christmas broadcast that family kept her ‘well occupied’ in 2018

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:24 PM


Footage of Harry and Meghan’s glittering wedding was featured in the broadcast alongside Eugenie and Jack’s nuptials, and also the moments when the couples kissed on the steps of St ... Queen hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in ...

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2018/12/...

Full Text of Queen’s Christmas Day Message to the Nation

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:23 PM


Here is the full text of the Queen’s Christmas Day message ... “In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just eight countries to the first such meeting in 1948. Now the Commonwealth includes 53 countries ...

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/full-text-queen-christmas-...

Queen jokes she has been 'well occupied' as a grandmother in Christmas message

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:22 PM


Another clip of the Cambridges presenting baby Louis to the world outside of the Lindo wing of St Mary’s hospital, in Paddington, London, also featured. The Queen also noted that ... carol Once in Royal David’s City, courtesy of the choir of King ...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/25/well...

Meghan Markle shows baby bump as she and Harry attend Christmas Day church service

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:20 PM


The Duchess of Sussex showed off her blossoming baby bump as she stepped out with Harry for the traditional outing at St Mary Magdalene Church ... announced Meghan’s pregnancy as they landed in Sydney in October for their 16-day overseas tour.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1063618/meghan-...

The Queen’s Speech: A Year Of Weddings And Births Has Kept Her Majesty ‘Well Occupied’

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:18 PM


Footage of Harry and Meghan’s glittering wedding was featured in the broadcast alongside Eugenie and Jack’s nuptials, and also the moments when the couples kissed on the steps of St George’s ... of Government Meeting in London in April and she ...

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/the-queens-sp...

The Queen stresses consideration and importance of family, friendship in Christmas message

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:17 PM


Queen Elizabeth II poses after she recorded her annual Christmas Day message, in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace in central London. Picture ... paralysis trying to get the Brexit Withdrawal bill passed, due to be voted upon in mid January.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/the-queen-st...

'Human beings have a huge propensity for good, but can fall victim to tribalism': The Queen urges unity in Christmas speech - as she jokes of 'a busy year with two babies, two ...

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:15 PM


She said: 'The British fleet lost 14 ships and 6,000 men in that engagement ... The Queen hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April and she noted that eight states attended the first such gathering in 1948 and were welcomed ...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6528703/The...

Queen pays tribute to year of centenaries and royal babies in Christmas speech

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:12 PM


Listened to by millions of people around the world, it starts with a chorister singing the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City ... of Government met in London. My father welcomed just ...

https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/25/queen-pays-tribute-to...

Full Text of Queen’s Christmas Day Message to the Nation

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:12 PM


Listened to by millions of people around the world, it starts with a chorister singing the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City. “The priest who introduced ... the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just eight ...

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-25/full-text-of-que...

Craziest Meghan Markle Rumors Of The Year: From Twins To Royal Feuds

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:10 PM


Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images After it was announced that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan would move out of Kensington Palace in favor ... their babies at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, Meghan was said to be breaking away from ...

https://www.ibtimes.com/craziest-meghan-markle-rumor...

Queen jokes about Meghan Markle, Harry, Kate and William in Christmas Day speech

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:10 PM


The busy year also includes the birth of Prince William and Kate’s third child Prince Louis in ... The Queen hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April and she noted that eight states attended the first such gathering in ...

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1063656/queens-...

The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast – Watch Her Majesty’s 2018 message in full

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:09 PM


Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The Queen’s Christmas ... No. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF.

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The Queen’s Speech 2018 in full

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 03:00 PM


Listened to by millions of people around the world, it starts with a chorister singing the first verse of Once In Royal David’s City ... begun for The Queen who left London by train on Thursday ...

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In Pictures: Review of the year 2018

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:56 PM


Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip during a visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing (Stefan Rousseau/PA) The blue moon rising over Hull (Danny Lawson/PA) Keeper Zu Zanna counts penguins during the annual stocktake at ZSL London Zoo (Kirsty O ...

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Apprentice star Elle Stevenson left bloodied with shattered cheekbones in violent assault

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:52 PM


Dark-haired Elle, who lives near Windsor, Berkshire, was with a friend when she was set upon near London's Charing Cross station. She told today of her shock at discovering that, despite pointing out CCTV cameras that may have captured the vicious attack ...

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Stüssy Just Released Its Dover Street Market World Tour Pack

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:37 PM


... Market London, and online back in April, Stüssy has now released its DSM World Tour Pack capsule collection. In its Dover Street Market collaborative capsule, the graffiti-font Stüssy text and the stoic Helvetica-printed city names that have come ...

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Community dinners bring Christmas cheer for those who would have been alone

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:35 PM


Picture: STUART ANDERSON Kevin and Neil Andrews-Stott had both driven up from London to spend the day there ... moving onto the Salvation Army Hall in St Nicholas Street for a Christmas dinner. Major Dianna Bennett said she was delighted the event had ...

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The bittersweetness of only getting to visit home on Christmas

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:35 PM


When you pack up your tiny London flat ... t need a giant Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square or a sparkling reindeer in Covent Garden to make the city feel magical. Even on its greyest, rainiest ...

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Bristol's Franco Manca to stay open on Christmas Day to feed the homeless

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:31 PM


The Clare Street restaurant's pledge follows the company’s previous initiatives to help those without food or shelter. Last Christmas, the Neapolitan pizza restaurant opened its Soho pizzeria and collaborated with several London charities to provide food.

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Victoria Oil & Gas Share Chat

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:24 PM


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What will 2019 bring? It's likely there will be more rifts

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:09 PM


For each ugly manifestation of street ... Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and cozied up to Vladimir Putin while sanctioning Russia. But perhaps most destructively, by shunning his Defense Chief James Mattis ...

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St. Martin Catholic Church hosts a Swahili Mass for African refugees

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 02:01 PM


A young boy watches as Deacon James R. Turner lights the candles before ... The first one took place at St. Martin in October. Deogratias Ssamba said he plans to take a short visit to his homeland ...

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A parent's guide to Falls Festival Byron Bay

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 01:52 PM


The band is composed of Tommy O'Dell, Matt Mason, and Johnny Took ... songwriter from Sydney. Born in London, he is best known for his singles Don't Tell Me and Younger. In 2015, Ruel sent a demo of him singing James Bay's Let It Go to Grammy Award ...

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Strictly weddings: See Neil and Katya, Karen and Kevin & more on their big day

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 01:50 PM


magazine, including Natalie Lowe, who married James Knibbs in a star-studded ceremony in her native Australia in January 2018. Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton married in a "magical" ceremony at One George Street in ... ceremony on St Thomas – joined ...

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The Apprentice star Elle Stevenson left almost blind and with broken face after being punched by two men

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 01:49 PM


Amongst the attack Elle’s phone was stolen when she was mugged during a night out in London on 16 December at Charing Cross station. Elle is said to have suffered a cut to her left eye socket and can be seen in the images with blood streaming down her face.

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My night in the Black Hole for Raiders’ possible Oakland finale

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 01:32 PM


And with Monday night potentially being the last Raiders game in Oakland, you knew the Black Hole would show up, even if that meant getting overly inebriated before 6 p.m. The City of Oakland ... at the home of the 49ers. London and San Diego and Reno ...

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Two boys, 15, charged with murdering boxer Wilham Mendes, 25, in London

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 01:28 PM


He was taken to an east London hospital but sadly pronounced dead about an hour later. The two teens charged, who cannot be named due to their ages, will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. Police say they were called on ...

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17 of the Best Royal Family Moments of 2018: From Weddings to Babies!

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 01:21 PM


Britain’s royal family also had its share of controversy in 2018, thanks to Meghan’s outspoken family and President Donald Trump's visit with Queen Elizabeth II. Overall ... at The Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace in London, England.

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Big hits, reporter picks, and what you missed: WHYY News looks back on 2018

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 01:01 PM


The depth and breadth of Philly’s pride has even spread across the pond, bringing Passyunk Ave. to London. People gather at a Starbucks ... Puerto Rican evacuees after Hurricane Maria. Advocates and city officials came together to create the Greater ...

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Colman Domingo on His Spiritual Connection to James Baldwin and the Power of Family in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 01:01 PM


I was on my way to a camp and I made a little pit stop to the place where James Baldwin lived for about 17 years, and on trip there I was Googling and I learned the only piece of work he finished there at Saint-Paul-de-Vence was If Beale Street Could Talk.

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Former Apprentice star blinded in one eye after being attacked by two men

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 12:46 PM


The 25-year-old was battered and punched in the face after a thief tried to steal her mobile phone near London’s Charing Cross station on December 16. She will now need plastic surgery for her ...

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Cocaine worth over £200k seized at Belfast City Airport

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 12:28 PM


Cocaine worth more than £200,000 has been found hidden in a suitcase at Belfast City Airport. Border Force officers seized 4kg of the drug on Sunday, after a passenger was stopped on arrival in the city from Brazil via Heathrow in London. A 47-year-old ...

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Former Apprentice star Elle Stevenson left ‘almost blind’ and needing plastic surgery after mugger punches her in face on night out

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 12:23 PM


was attacked by the fiend after a night out with a pal in central London. The 25-year-old lost her mobile phone and was left covered in blood after the savage robbery on December 16 at Charing Cross station. She also needed plastic surgery for her broken ...

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The Guardian view on the state of the union

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 12:21 PM


Anti-Brexit protesters wave union and EU flags outside parliament in London. Photograph ... Most people in Britain wish these places no harm, but have little in common with any of them. The UK is a unitary state. It is not a value system.

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Inside Sandringham – the home of the Royal Family Christmas since 1952

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 12:13 PM


walking from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church, which is where the Queen’s father’s body was placed directly following his death before it was taken to Westminster Abbey in London.

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City Mission Christmas Day lunch a success in a year of growing need

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 11:56 AM


Less than 24 hours later, the London couple joined about 250 volunteers preparing the Christchurch City Mission's Christmas Day Lunch ... Lucia Miles', who was attending for the 13th year in a row. The cost of a Christmas lunch at home for partner ...

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'This violence must end': Man, 20, shot dead in north London is pictured while family call for bloodshed to stop after he became 126th murder victim in the capital of 2018

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 11:52 AM


The family of a 20-year-old who was fatally shot in north London say they want 'the violence to end ... was stabbed in the early hours of February 18 after going to a house party in Kensington. He died outside the former home of Queen frontman Freddie ...

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Bana Alabed receives Arab woman of the year award in London

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 11:21 AM


Nine-year-old Syrian Bana Alabed won the coveted Youth Achievement Award at the Arab Women of the Year awards ceremony in London earlier this month ... Turkey where she moved after the northern Syrian city was evacuated. Held at the Jumeirah Carlton ...

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Britain´s top urban woods to explore this Boxing Day

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 11:10 AM


The woodland provides a welcome leafy break from the coastal city’s concrete centre. Third on the list is Joyden’s Wood, which is only 13 miles south-east of central London, near Bexleyheath and Dartford. The wood provides greenery all year round with ...

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Bargain hotel rooms in major UK cities on sale for under £10 with easyHotel

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 11:08 AM


"There’s also an opportunity to be one of the first guests at our very newest Hotel in Ipswich, opening mid-January." Check out our dedicated UK holidays page for a dose of staycation inspiration, whether you're after a countryside retreat, walking ...

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2018: The year in review at Imperial

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 10:46 AM


The Invention Rooms, a pioneering community innovation space which launched last autumn, was recognised by London First in April for improving ... attracting upwards of 20,000 visitors to the South Kensington Campus. In the summer of 2019 the Festival ...

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Meghan's father prepares for lonely Christmas at his Mexican hideaway

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Tue 25th Dec 2018 10:33 AM


There has to be a place for me. I'm her father'. And in a message of reconciliation for his estranged daughter, who is believed to be around five months pregnant, Markle Sr. stared down the camera ... at Kensington Palace in west London, with Meghan ...

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